Freida Bosh, mother of NBA Superstar Chris Bosh, who was living at her sons mansion with an ex-roommate named Johnathan Brown and another handicapped roomate,They are charged with exploitation of a disabled person after they were caught taking part of the disabled mans disability check monthly. The handicapped man was intimidated and afraid of Brown who forced him to sell drugs and give him his money. Freida Bosh allowed this to happen in her son's home in exchange for FREE drugs, including marijuana. Frieda and Brown are charged with a third degree felony, Explotation of a disabled person. Freida has been let out on bond and Johnathan Brown is in jail awaiting trial.
Financial exploitation occurs when a person misuses or takes the assets of a vulnerable adult for his/her own personal benefit. This frequently occurs without the explicit knowledge or consent of a senior or disabled adult, depriving him/her of vital financial resources for his/her personal needs.Assets are commonly taken via forms of deception, false pretenses, coercion, harassment, duress and threatsTheft: involves assets taken without knowledge, consent or authorization; may include taking of cash, valuables, medications other personal property.Fraud: involves acts of dishonestly by persons entrusted to manage assets but appropriate assets for unintended uses; may include falsification of records, forgeries, unauthorized check-writing, and Ponzi-type financial schemes.
Abuse and exploitation are constant dangers for people with developmental disabilities. In fact, they are four to ten times more likely to be abused than their peers without disabilities. Compared to the general population, people with developmental disabilities are at greatest risk of abuse and –Tend to be abused more frequently, Are abused for longer periods of time and Are less likely to access the justice system.They Are also more likely to be abused by a caregiver or someone they know; many are repeatedly abused by the same person.Most stay in these abusive situations because they feel like they have no where else to go, so live with it.